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often

adjective accustomed, common, consistently, customary, familiar, frequent, habitual, numerous, occurring over again, often done, often repeated, over and over again, persistent, prevalent, repeated, repetitive, same, usual
See also: chronic
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So much was Mary kicked and cut to pieces, that she was oftener called "~pecked~" than by her name.
Certainly she had ways with her such as I never saw a child take up before; and she put all of us past our patience fifty times and oftener in a day: from the hour she came down-stairs till the hour she went to bed, we had not a minute's security that she wouldn't be in mischief.
She always did this when she had a chance to see her, because the Mem Sahib--Mary used to call her that oftener than anything else--was such a tall, slim, pretty person and wore such lovely clothes.
Her hair was of that purely light-brown hue, unmixed with flaxen, or yellow, or red -- which is oftener seen on the plumage of a bird than on the head of a human being.
In the legislature, promptitude of decision is oftener an evil than a benefit.
Man, in public trust, will much oftener act in such a manner as to render him unworthy of being any longer trusted, than in such a manner as to make him obnoxious to legal punishment.
The sturgeon makes its appearance in the river shortly after the uthlecan, and is taken in different ways by the natives: sometimes they spear it; but oftener they use the hook and line, and the net.
The vocabulary, adapted to the unlearned readers, is more largely Saxon than in our later versions, and the older inflected forms appear oftener than in Chaucer; so that it is only through our knowledge of the later versions that we to-day can read the work without frequent stumbling.
67) Only if the legislature "takes its time" by engaging in a relatively lengthy period of free-wheeling deliberation is it deserving of the privileged place attributed to it by traditional liberal democratic theory: In accordance with this basic intuition, Federalist 70 notes that the "differences of opinion" and "jarring of parties" found in elected legislatures mean that "promptitude of decision is oftener an evil than a benefit" there.
Grant's profession is likely the best one for him because, unlike "'a more active and worldly profession,'" it forces him into self-reflection: "'It must make him think, and I have no doubt that he oftener endeavours to restrain himself than he would if he had been any thing but a clergyman"' (112).
Oftener, though, he is unsuccessful in his search for how the racial theories he discusses may have achieved continuing life.
The girls are subjected to domestic violence oftener than boys.